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Avila Beach Engagement with an Amber Sky

This was such a fun engagement session. I met up with Raven and Collin at Avila Barn, where we moseyed through the fields and I got to hear stories about the two of them. Let me tell you, they instantly feel like old friends. Their wit and energy is something I absolutely love about the two of them—as well as Raven’s style (I want her wardrobe). Walking through the sunflowers, the apple orchard, and a pit stop by a tractor (Collin’s request), Avila Barn was the perfect first location for our time together.

With a quick wardrobe change, we headed to Avila Beach. One of the most unique aspects of their session was the sky. You can notice quickly that there is an unusual warmth in the colors of their images. That is because of the several dozen fires that were raging through the state; it was about a week after when the whole sky made CA look like mars.

Collin happens to be a firefighter and was home for this weekend when we photographed his and Raven’s engagement. While it’s normal I try to avoid photographing when the light is so amber from a sky filled with ash, it felt right to utilize this opportunity to document something that is a large part of their life. And it was absolutely beautiful.

Raven + Collin—you both are amazing and I absolutely love your relationship. I can’t wish you enough joy, laughter, and adventures as you walk into this next chapter!! Marriage is pretty dang grand. Also, don’t be a stranger. xoxo

Avila Barn Engagement Session with Avila Beach Engagement Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Smiling by the Sunflower field at Avila Barn Engagement Session with Avila Beach Engagement Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Wrapping his arms around her while standing in an apple orchard at Avila Barn Engagement Session with Avila Beach Engagement Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Laughter and kissing at Avila Barn Engagement Session with Avila Beach Engagement Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Standing in a field with smoke filled hills at Avila Barn Engagement Session with Avila Beach Engagement Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
October engagement session at Avila Barn Engagement Session with Avila Beach Engagement Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Boho couple standing in the sand at Avila Beach engagement session by Pismo Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Couple snuggle together at Avila Beach engagement session by Pismo Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Collection of images of guy kissing girl's cheeks at Avila Beach engagement session by Pismo Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Fun playful engagement session in Avila Beach by Avila Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Water and toes at Avila Beach engagement session by Pismo Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Kissing on rocks over the water at Avila Beach engagement session by Avila Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Bride wraps arms around her man at Avila Beach engagement session by Avila Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Stunning engagement ring on rocks at Avila Beach engagement session by Avila Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Playful and fun firefighter couple at Avila Beach engagement session by Avila Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Dimond ring on golden rocks at Avila Beach engagement session by Avila Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Portraits of the bride and groom at Avila Beach engagement session by Avila Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Gold and auburn Champagne toast at Avila Beach engagement session by Avila Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Cheers to the newly engaged at Avila Beach engagement session by Avila Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Playing in the water engaged couple at Avila Beach engagement session by Avila Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Running through the water at this bohemian style beach engagement shoot at Avila Beach engagement session by Avila Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Couple standing in the water during their Avila Beach engagement session by Avila Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Dipping his bride on the beach with the golden ash sunset during California fire season at Avila Beach engagement session by Avila Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Fire season sunset at Avila Beach engagement session by Avila Beach engagement photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography

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  • Melody CottrellI am so happy for you both.  Amazing chemistry between you two is so obvious.  I wish you a life filled with good health and amazing adventures.   Please keep in touch.  We are in Lincoln, England ReplyCancel

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